By Chris Turner & Clint Brown
Some anti-virus programs may restrict Vault or Inventor operations and may also cause some performance issues. All anti-virus packages are different and will need to be configured accordingly (contact your anti-virus supplier for specific details), the advice offered below is generic, and should help you get around any major conflicts between the anti-virus and your Autodesk software.
Each environment is different, but make sure that the anti-virus is not scanning the same files multiple times. Files may be scanned in the local client workspace, then again with all inbound / outbound network traffic, then the server itself may be scanning all inbound / outbound network traffic, then the server may also be scanning the Vault Filestore.
In general, making some tweaks to the anti-virus software, may just help you have a better experience and improve performance.
On the Client
Create exclusions or exceptions for specific applications to prevent them from any real-time scanning or firewall inclusion. This typically includes any of your CAD applications, like Inventor or AutoCAD and the Vault software. Such as: -
- Style Library Manager.exe
On the Server
In addition to the above exclusions for the client, excluding the Vault Filestore location will improve performance.
Create exclusions or exceptions for the following applications: -
In addition to this, setting up exclusions or exceptions set up for the following file types on both the server and the client will greatly improve performance:
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